• Short Summary

    AMERICAN RADAR EQUIPMENT BEGAN ARRIVING IN INDIA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN US AIR FORCE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT BEGAN UNLOADING SUPPLIES AT NEW DELHI.

  • Description

    AMERICAN RADAR EQUIPMENT BEGAN ARRIVING IN INDIA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN US AIR FORCE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT BEGAN UNLOADING SUPPLIES AT NEW DELHI.IT WILL BE USED FOR JOINT AIR DEFENCE TRAINING EXERCISES INVOLVING THE BRITISH, AMERICAN, AUSTRALIAN AND INDIAN AIR FORCES.

    THE INDIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY LATER ANNOUNCED THAT US AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT HAD ALREADY FLOWN IN 120 TONS OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRST INSTALLATION.RADAR SPECIALISTS, TOO, HAD ARRIVED, AND WERE WORKING WITH THEIR INDIAN COUNTERPARTS IN THE PRELIMINARY STAGES OF A DELHI SCREEN.

    THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINED THE FIRST OFFICIAL REFERENCE TO AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN EXERCISES DUE TO TAKE PLACE IN THE AUTUMN.FOR THESE, AMERICA IS REPORTED TO BE SENDING A SQUADRON OF F100 FIGHTERS, WHILE BRITAIN IS PROVIDING JAVELIN AIRCRAFT.

    THE RADAR SCREEN SURROUNDING DELHI WILL BE LATER REPLACED BY PERMANENT INSTALLATION PROMISED BY THE US GOVERNMENT.THE SCREEN WILL BE EXTENDED TO CALCUTTA AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS OF WEST BENGAL AND BIHAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TRF5AULEU7CIGFO4L5YD5DF4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TRF5AULEU7CIGFO4L5YD5DF4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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